Therapists in Colts Neck, NJ

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Karen Carbone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
One of the hardest steps in the therapeutic process is this right here.. reaching out for help, for change. My role as a psychotherapist is to collectively work together to establish and meet personal goals in a safe, supportive environment that fosters healing and growth. I aim to provide clients the opportunity to explore and express their feelings to make life long changes that they ultimately feel good about. It is never too late to make a change or to begin the healing process.
One of the hardest steps in the therapeutic process is this right here.. reaching out for help, for change. My role as a psychotherapist is to collectively work together to establish and meet personal goals in a safe, supportive environment that fosters healing and growth. I aim to provide clients the opportunity to explore and express their feelings to make life long changes that they ultimately feel good about. It is never too late to make a change or to begin the healing process.
(732) 227-4196 View (732) 227-4196
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LEAF by Dr. Dana Spada Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Dr. Spada is a distinguished psychotherapist with over two decades of experience, operating her practice in a discrete location in Colts Neck, New Jersey. She is the founder of LEAF by Dr. Dana Spada Psychotherapy, with locations in Little Silver, Sea Girt, and Hazlet, New Jersey. Dr. Spada brings a gravitational energy to her practice that is compassionate, warm and authentic.
Dr. Spada is a distinguished psychotherapist with over two decades of experience, operating her practice in a discrete location in Colts Neck, New Jersey. She is the founder of LEAF by Dr. Dana Spada Psychotherapy, with locations in Little Silver, Sea Girt, and Hazlet, New Jersey. Dr. Spada brings a gravitational energy to her practice that is compassionate, warm and authentic.
(732) 605-4522 View (732) 605-4522
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Brittany Ligammari
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals and families build stronger connections, enhance their communication skills, and work towards a more fulfilling and happier life. I believe that each client is unique and therefore I embrace an eclectic approach to tailor my sessions to meet their specific needs and goals.
My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals and families build stronger connections, enhance their communication skills, and work towards a more fulfilling and happier life. I believe that each client is unique and therefore I embrace an eclectic approach to tailor my sessions to meet their specific needs and goals.
(732) 335-6765 View (732) 335-6765
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Susan St.Germaine, LCSW, LCADC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
TALKING IS THE TREATMENT AND THE CURE! I truly believe that humans have a fundamental need to be heard and a fundamental benefit to being heard in a non critical environment. You will be heard in an accepting and compassionate environment. No judgements. I can help you take a look at the patterns that hold you back and keep you stuck. I provide a straight forward approach to identifying and solving problems. I have been a practicing clinical social worker for over 15 years and provide both mental health and substance use disorder services. I treat adolescents, adults and families.
TALKING IS THE TREATMENT AND THE CURE! I truly believe that humans have a fundamental need to be heard and a fundamental benefit to being heard in a non critical environment. You will be heard in an accepting and compassionate environment. No judgements. I can help you take a look at the patterns that hold you back and keep you stuck. I provide a straight forward approach to identifying and solving problems. I have been a practicing clinical social worker for over 15 years and provide both mental health and substance use disorder services. I treat adolescents, adults and families.
(732) 587-7932 View (732) 587-7932
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Jennifer Ashley Flatley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Specializing in overcoming trauma and managing anxiety, depression, and automatic responses! If you are going through a painful experience or dealing with difficult life issues, therapy works! Relief is possible. Changing your life is possible! The relationship you build with yourself can set the tone for everything around you. Things can seem hopeless, and perhaps you feel that the closest people in your life don't understand. Maybe you've suffered a loss, and it’s taking a toll. Maybe things have been rough for a long time now. Maybe there’s a pattern you’re trying to break. I can help!
Specializing in overcoming trauma and managing anxiety, depression, and automatic responses! If you are going through a painful experience or dealing with difficult life issues, therapy works! Relief is possible. Changing your life is possible! The relationship you build with yourself can set the tone for everything around you. Things can seem hopeless, and perhaps you feel that the closest people in your life don't understand. Maybe you've suffered a loss, and it’s taking a toll. Maybe things have been rough for a long time now. Maybe there’s a pattern you’re trying to break. I can help!
(848) 248-4392 View (848) 248-4392
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Rosalind Pagliano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Are you troubled & stressed in a relationship, but don't know how to change things? Do you say "yes" when you want to say "no"? Are you covering up your pain with destructive behaviors? Do you judge yourself harshly & feel you are just never 'good enough'? Negative thoughts, anxiety & low self esteem can be an enormous burden, making it a crushing chore to just get through your day. They effect your relationships, your ability to work and can lead to substance abuse, over eating and other behaviors that can pull you in to a downward spiral that is hard to break free from.
Are you troubled & stressed in a relationship, but don't know how to change things? Do you say "yes" when you want to say "no"? Are you covering up your pain with destructive behaviors? Do you judge yourself harshly & feel you are just never 'good enough'? Negative thoughts, anxiety & low self esteem can be an enormous burden, making it a crushing chore to just get through your day. They effect your relationships, your ability to work and can lead to substance abuse, over eating and other behaviors that can pull you in to a downward spiral that is hard to break free from.
(732) 564-5329 View (732) 564-5329
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Jess Cronin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Welcome to my page. I first want to congratulate you on the first step to achieving your goals! Taking this step can feel scary and uncomfortable, but I am here to help you sit in and work through that part of it. I work best with those that are ready to make the commitment to their healing journey and bring my most empathic and authentic self to the session to help you do just that.
Welcome to my page. I first want to congratulate you on the first step to achieving your goals! Taking this step can feel scary and uncomfortable, but I am here to help you sit in and work through that part of it. I work best with those that are ready to make the commitment to their healing journey and bring my most empathic and authentic self to the session to help you do just that.
(732) 654-0975 View (732) 654-0975
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Colts Neck Consulting Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
It is not easy to be a human being. My work focuses on helping individual and families address the barriors to an open hearted acceptance of the challenges we all face--- the challenges surrounding love and loss. None of us has been perfectly parented and yet we all need to find our way to successful work and successful relationships. My task as a therapist is to help my clients find the resources within themselves and within their world to enable them to live imperfect yet happy and productive lives.
It is not easy to be a human being. My work focuses on helping individual and families address the barriors to an open hearted acceptance of the challenges we all face--- the challenges surrounding love and loss. None of us has been perfectly parented and yet we all need to find our way to successful work and successful relationships. My task as a therapist is to help my clients find the resources within themselves and within their world to enable them to live imperfect yet happy and productive lives.
(732) 451-6621 x22 View (732) 451-6621 x22
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Marcella DiFedele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Life can be overwhelmingly difficult at times. Experiences that are painful and disturbing can contribute to troubling emotions and fears that get in the way of feeling whole, happy and fulfilled. Psychotherapy provides tools that can help you improve the quality of your life. I believe in using a strengths based approach, honoring what you are capable of being and achieving. I hope to help you feel empowered and free of distressing thoughts and debilitating emotions that hold you back.
Life can be overwhelmingly difficult at times. Experiences that are painful and disturbing can contribute to troubling emotions and fears that get in the way of feeling whole, happy and fulfilled. Psychotherapy provides tools that can help you improve the quality of your life. I believe in using a strengths based approach, honoring what you are capable of being and achieving. I hope to help you feel empowered and free of distressing thoughts and debilitating emotions that hold you back.
(848) 404-5289 View (848) 404-5289
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Annmarie Conte
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
I work with children and adults in developing healthy coping and social skills to promote positive change, well-being, and symptom reduction, and to deal with the various problems they may encounter in their life journey. Whether symptoms are due to stress, anxiety, crisis, life transitions, or other behavioral challenges, I provide a safe and supportive place to assist people in navigating through their life experiences and learn new approaches and perspectives for a positive outcome. I have a fully equipped play therapy center in my peaceful and calming therapy office.
I work with children and adults in developing healthy coping and social skills to promote positive change, well-being, and symptom reduction, and to deal with the various problems they may encounter in their life journey. Whether symptoms are due to stress, anxiety, crisis, life transitions, or other behavioral challenges, I provide a safe and supportive place to assist people in navigating through their life experiences and learn new approaches and perspectives for a positive outcome. I have a fully equipped play therapy center in my peaceful and calming therapy office.
(732) 838-9917 View (732) 838-9917
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Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722  (Online Only)
Emotional difficulties block the path to a satisfying life that may manifest as depression, anxiety, bi-polar, anger/rage, psychosis and even suicidal thoughts. People find themselves trapped in conflict at work, relationships and with oneself. People may turn to destructive behaviors - substance/alcohol abuse, promiscuity, eating disorders or self-injury to find relief. Psychotherapy breaks these cycles by developing deeper insight of self and others while learning skills to help manage emotions and cope more effectively. I encourage a safe therapeutic relationship respecting the person's experience and confidentiality.
Emotional difficulties block the path to a satisfying life that may manifest as depression, anxiety, bi-polar, anger/rage, psychosis and even suicidal thoughts. People find themselves trapped in conflict at work, relationships and with oneself. People may turn to destructive behaviors - substance/alcohol abuse, promiscuity, eating disorders or self-injury to find relief. Psychotherapy breaks these cycles by developing deeper insight of self and others while learning skills to help manage emotions and cope more effectively. I encourage a safe therapeutic relationship respecting the person's experience and confidentiality.
(732) 455-9286 View (732) 455-9286
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Stacey Troicki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722  (Online Only)
I am committed to providing counseling service in a safe, non-judgmental setting with a style that is interactive and direct. I support my clients in creating joy, serenity, and satisfaction in their lives. Our sessions will be a place to process life changes and work towards a life of inspired possibilities. Reconnect with your life, wake up with a sense of purpose and satisfaction, foster fulfilling relationships, and be present in your experience.
I am committed to providing counseling service in a safe, non-judgmental setting with a style that is interactive and direct. I support my clients in creating joy, serenity, and satisfaction in their lives. Our sessions will be a place to process life changes and work towards a life of inspired possibilities. Reconnect with your life, wake up with a sense of purpose and satisfaction, foster fulfilling relationships, and be present in your experience.
(908) 777-7396 View (908) 777-7396
Ross E Brutman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
My practice is dedicated to anxiety disorders with emphasis on OCD and OCD Related disorders. As such, approximately 85-90% of the clients that I am currently treating have this diagnosis. I have treated a significant amount of individuals and families who have been afflicted with the aforementioned challenges. This includes in an office setting, out in the community, and in the homes of the client. I'm up-to-date on the latest treatments. I treat clients on the Autism Spectrum, in all capacities (anxiety related and otherwise.) I also provide clinical supervision to other therapists on how to effectively treat their own clients.
My practice is dedicated to anxiety disorders with emphasis on OCD and OCD Related disorders. As such, approximately 85-90% of the clients that I am currently treating have this diagnosis. I have treated a significant amount of individuals and families who have been afflicted with the aforementioned challenges. This includes in an office setting, out in the community, and in the homes of the client. I'm up-to-date on the latest treatments. I treat clients on the Autism Spectrum, in all capacities (anxiety related and otherwise.) I also provide clinical supervision to other therapists on how to effectively treat their own clients.
(646) 859-5231 View (646) 859-5231
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Brianna DiMaio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
My passion and goal as a therapist stems from guiding those to become the best version of themselves through insight, clarity, empowerment and compassion. The skills I have acquired are through working with individuals, couples and families specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship conflict, self-esteem, substance abuse, suicide/bereavement and other mental health diagnoses. Every individuals story is unique and therefore, we will work together to find what fits your needs towards happiness and personal fulfillment.
My passion and goal as a therapist stems from guiding those to become the best version of themselves through insight, clarity, empowerment and compassion. The skills I have acquired are through working with individuals, couples and families specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship conflict, self-esteem, substance abuse, suicide/bereavement and other mental health diagnoses. Every individuals story is unique and therefore, we will work together to find what fits your needs towards happiness and personal fulfillment.
(732) 631-3216 View (732) 631-3216
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Stefanie Mastbeth Trento
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ACS, CYT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
I am passionate about helping individuals identify and implement coping strategies to assist in handling stressors and challenges they may face in their day-to-day life. I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve a sense of peace and serenity in today’s hectic world and help navigate through life's transitions. I utilize my knowledge of yoga to teach relaxation poses and mindfulness to my clients. Additionally, I have been trained to utilize yoga to help increase attention, manage sensory input, manage anxiety, and increase focus.
I am passionate about helping individuals identify and implement coping strategies to assist in handling stressors and challenges they may face in their day-to-day life. I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve a sense of peace and serenity in today’s hectic world and help navigate through life's transitions. I utilize my knowledge of yoga to teach relaxation poses and mindfulness to my clients. Additionally, I have been trained to utilize yoga to help increase attention, manage sensory input, manage anxiety, and increase focus.
(848) 216-0858 View (848) 216-0858
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Stephanie Englander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC, ACS, SAC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
If you are having difficulty overcoming struggles in your life, you are not alone. I can help navigate you through these difficult times in a safe, comfortable, and confidential space. I believe therapy is an avenue to address the challenges in life that sometimes seem unmanageable. Whether a change in your life is causing you discomfort, or you are struggling with substance use, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship issues, I am here to support you and help you cope with life's struggles.
If you are having difficulty overcoming struggles in your life, you are not alone. I can help navigate you through these difficult times in a safe, comfortable, and confidential space. I believe therapy is an avenue to address the challenges in life that sometimes seem unmanageable. Whether a change in your life is causing you discomfort, or you are struggling with substance use, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship issues, I am here to support you and help you cope with life's struggles.
(732) 800-5603 View (732) 800-5603
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Susan Marano
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
The most important thing is to believe we are enough. Enough as human beings in whatever roles we play in each and every stage of our lives. When we feel we are enough, often times, the pain of trauma and anxiety often subsides. It is then we are capable of feeling relief and are able to experience joy. We are gentler towards ourselves and our loved ones. Facing adversity, mental illness, trauma, and family dysfunction may lead you to feel alone and lost. My belief is that every individual has the ability with the right tools, a supportive guide, and a willingness to improve on their goals; to create a better life for themselves.
The most important thing is to believe we are enough. Enough as human beings in whatever roles we play in each and every stage of our lives. When we feel we are enough, often times, the pain of trauma and anxiety often subsides. It is then we are capable of feeling relief and are able to experience joy. We are gentler towards ourselves and our loved ones. Facing adversity, mental illness, trauma, and family dysfunction may lead you to feel alone and lost. My belief is that every individual has the ability with the right tools, a supportive guide, and a willingness to improve on their goals; to create a better life for themselves.
(908) 866-5024 View (908) 866-5024
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Samantha Perrotta
Counselor, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
I consider the client/counselor relationship to be extremely important and it is a privilege to be able to explore this next chapter with you. I work with individuals ranging from childhood into late adulthood. I have clinical experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, substance abuse, co-dependency, self-esteem, PTSD, and personality disorders.
I consider the client/counselor relationship to be extremely important and it is a privilege to be able to explore this next chapter with you. I work with individuals ranging from childhood into late adulthood. I have clinical experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, family conflicts, substance abuse, co-dependency, self-esteem, PTSD, and personality disorders.
(848) 276-7009 View (848) 276-7009
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Stephen L Feldman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Most clients begin therapy after having engaged in their own soul-searching and independent efforts to change.They may be nervous about starting treatment, but they generally have a high level of motivation and a willingness to accept responsibility for making positive changes. My clients prefer their therapist to be quite active and, when necessary, quite willing to point out inconsistencies and unhealthy tendencies.
Most clients begin therapy after having engaged in their own soul-searching and independent efforts to change.They may be nervous about starting treatment, but they generally have a high level of motivation and a willingness to accept responsibility for making positive changes. My clients prefer their therapist to be quite active and, when necessary, quite willing to point out inconsistencies and unhealthy tendencies.
(732) 806-7208 View (732) 806-7208
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Elaine Shor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
As a licensed professional counselor and a board certified, registered art therapist, I have found that participants in the art therapy process are able to address important issues such as adjustment to divorce, overcoming trauma, enhancing self esteem, managing depression, coping with loss, and increasing self-awareness. Artistic ability is not necessary for this process to take place. Any form of expression using the art materials will provide the opportunity for the participant to find resolution to conflicts. As an art therapist, I can assist the participant to move from non-verbal expression through art making to verbal communication.
As a licensed professional counselor and a board certified, registered art therapist, I have found that participants in the art therapy process are able to address important issues such as adjustment to divorce, overcoming trauma, enhancing self esteem, managing depression, coping with loss, and increasing self-awareness. Artistic ability is not necessary for this process to take place. Any form of expression using the art materials will provide the opportunity for the participant to find resolution to conflicts. As an art therapist, I can assist the participant to move from non-verbal expression through art making to verbal communication.
(732) 333-8998 View (732) 333-8998

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Colts Neck, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Colts Neck, NJ who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
49% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Colts Neck, NJ see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Colts Neck?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.